New York City is the city that never sleeps and also seems to be the city that loves their pets! There’s only a few days left in 2011 and this weekend is going to be a big celebration of ringing in 2012. So aside from the parties, silly hats, and counting down as the big ball drops, how are you celebrating New Year’s with your pets? Well, how about heading out to a pet event with you and family on Saturday or Sunday and if you have some vacation time, check out some of the other events that are kicking off the new year.
If you’re in the TriBeca area of Manhattan, head over to Petco over on 157 Chambers Street and enter your stunning pet in the TriBarka Winter Fashion Show! They will be music, free pictures, and food for everyone. Your pet can strut his stuff in his best outfit down the catwalk. Sign up anytime before the show, on December 31, 2011 from 1:30 to 2:30pm. It will be a fun afternoon of seeing the outrageous and stylish outfits people have for their pets.
Unleashed at Petco is also hosting a baby photo contest. Bring in a photo on January 1, 2012 of your new puppy, kitty, bird, snake, or human baby. They will put the picture up on their display board and announce a winner on January 30, 2012. The winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to the Petco and a basket full of treats. While you are there, why not check out the Pet Adoption Sunday event from 12pm to 4pm. Every Sunday during the month of January pets will be available for adoption in the store. Bring your family and see if there is a furry friend that catches your eye and wins your heart!
Every Monday starting January 2, 2012 during the month of January, there is going to be a Model Monday at the Petco in Brooklyn at 81 Seventh Avenue. Stop by any Monday and bring your pet dressed up in her diva wear. Show off her winter fashion and you can receive a free photograph of your furry fashionista. If your pet is really working the runaway and makes a hit with everyone, the photo might even make it onto their wall of fame!
If you’re located in the upper east side of Manhattan and have a young pup that needs to burn some energy, take her to the Free Puppy Play Time on January 4, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. It’s a Wednesday event that happens weekly and helps your new pup learn to socialize in a safe environment with other puppies. It’s important to get them socialized and help them learn how to play, read body language, and become well-mannered pups. There is an in-house trainer that will also answer pet training tips you have and give advice if your pup isn’t quite sure how to play nicely with the other furballs.